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Where to ice skate along the byway

Get bundled up in a scarf and gloves and hit the ice along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Ice skating on the coast? Yep! We’ve got it. Even if it’s still shorts-wearing weather outside, The Wharf in Orange Beach offers indoor ice skating through the middle of January. While we don’t really get much of a winter ...Read More

Christmas shopping events

Ready to brave the crowds for holiday shopping? You’ll discover a wonderland of boutiques, specialty shops, handmade items and brand-name stores along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Start your shopping excursion with a stop at the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley. The renowned mall has more than 120 brand-name stores along with locally owned shops. Tanger is ...Read More

Christmas parades along the coast

Looking for events to get you in the holiday mood? Plenty of Christmas parades take to the streets of our coastal communities to kick off the season’s celebrations. Dec. 7: Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration in Gulf Shores Dec. 7: Daphne Christmas Parade Dec. 7: Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade Dec. 8: The Foley Christmas ...Read More

Where to hear live music

Want to listen to live music on the Alabama coast? Whether you enjoy a singer/songwriter, dance band, or rock and roll, awesome venues for catching a show are around every bend. We’ll run down some of our favorites. We’ll start with Big Beach Brewing Company in Gulf Shores. Located at 300 E. 24th Ave., Big ...Read More

Inside activities for chilly weather

Winters are mild along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but if you do experience some cooler temperatures, no worries. A wealth of indoor attractions can keep your family entertained. Check out one or all of the following: Baldwin County Heritage Museum 25521 Hwy. 98, Elberta, 251-986-8375 If you like history, farming, farm equipment, or a combination of ...Read More

What you can expect to catch while fall fishing

Anyone who has fished Alabama waters knows fall is an awesome time to reel in some great catches. And the benefits of fall fishing include the cooler temperatures, of course, as well as the less-crowded piers and beaches. Ready to get that line wet? When you’re fishing saltwater, prepare to hook amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, ...Read More

Where to camp along the Alabama scenic byway

Pitch a tent! Beautiful parks along Alabama’s Coastal Connection invite you to spend the night under warm Southern skies. Gulf State Park boasts 6,500 acres of land that includes 2.5 miles of beachfront; a beach pavilion with restrooms, showers and shaded picnic tables; three freshwater lakes; a swimming pool; a golf course; a nature center ...Read More

Halloween events along the Alabama Coastal Connection

Whether you enjoy getting the ever-lovin’ heebie jeebies scared out of you, or just want an excuse to wear a costume, we’ve got your official Halloween guide for events along the byway. Head over to South Mobile County for Boo at Bellingrath from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Dress up your little ...Read More

Cruising and sailing along the byway

Who doesn’t love being on a boat? Whether it’s a relaxing sail, a fishing excursion or paddling a kayak, there’s just something special about getting out on the water. If you have your own boat, finding places to launch is not difficult along the Alabama Coastal Connection. For a paddling adventure, off-the-beaten-path places allow you ...Read More

Animals you may encounter along the byway

Like to get out in nature while enjoying a trip along the Alabama Coastal Connection? Several stops along the byway offer great spots for taking a hike. Bring a pair of binoculars so you don’t miss opportunities to see wildlife in their natural settings. Are you aware that more than 360 bird species have been ...Read More